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Academic Competitions

IU13 coordinates a wide variety of enrichment seminars, competitions, and camps for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Explore competition opportunities in the following areas:

  • 24 Challenge® Math Competitions (Grades 4-8)
    Based on the 24 Challenge® game, this tournament-style competition features tables of four players, competing in a round-robin format. Separate competitions are offered for students in Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8. Learn more about 24 Challenge® Math Competitions.
  • Elementary STEM Bowls (Grades 3-5)
    These fast-paced quiz-bowl-style competitions, complete with sophisticated buzzers, are designed to showcase and apply 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math. Hands-on activities require teams to utilize the Engineering Design Process to complete group challenges. Learn more about Elementary STEM Bowls.
  • Governor’s STEM Competition (Grades 9-12)
    Teams of high school students from across the state are challenged to research, present, and design a device or project that makes the quality of life better for citizens translated into real-life needs. Learn more about the Governor’s STEM Competition.
  • K’NEX® STEM Design Challenge (Grades 4-5)
    Teams of students are tasked with designing, developing, and implementing a solution to an engineering problem. Students will present their finished product to a panel of judges who will score on creativity, teamwork, and the success of their challenge. Learn more about K’NEX® STEM Design Challenge.
  • Lancaster-Lebanon Chess Tournaments (Grades K-8)
    Students with a wide range of experience in formal chess tournaments are guided through the process of competing in a four-round, Swiss System tournament. Teams of four students represent their schools, learn about the strategy of chess, and practice the etiquette of the game. Learn more about Lancaster-Lebanon Chess Tournaments.
  • Reading Olympics (Grades 4-12)
    This event is designed to promote independent reading skills while fostering collaboration and team-building through a quiz-bowl-style event. Teams earn points by answering plot, summary, and character questions about each book on the reading list. Learn more about Reading Olympics.
  • Regional Media and Design Competition – MADCom (MS & HS)
    MADCom (formerly called the Technology/Computer Fair) is a regional media and design competition for middle- and high-school students, consisting of six technical categories: 3-D Design, Animation, Digital Movie, Logo and Graphic Design, Programming, and Web Page Design. Learn more about MADCom.
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